Black spots under leaves- Thrip-like damage?


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Hi all!
For a while now I’ve noticed what looks like thrip damage on the tops of my leaves in my garden, little pale specks that appear in the leaf. Looking underneath I’ve found no critters, nothing, except for these little flat spots. They don’t move, don’t come off, don’t squish, nothing. Just little black speckles, like a fungus, but they create damage that looks like what an insect makes. Does anyone have ideas?? They took over my brand new daisies after less than two weeks of being here.
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Hi all!
For a while now I’ve noticed what looks like thrip damage on the tops of my leaves in my garden, little pale specks that appear in the leaf. Looking underneath I’ve found no critters, nothing, except for these little flat spots. They don’t move, don’t come off, don’t squish, nothing. Just little black speckles, like a fungus, but they create damage that looks like what an insect makes. Does anyone have ideas?? They took over my brand new daisies after less than two weeks of being here. View attachment 90062View attachment 90063View attachment 90064View attachment 90065View attachment 90066
I am not sure about what I am seeing but in the first picture, about halfway down and to the left of the main vein there is something a light green in color that looks like it could be the culprit and down near the bottom of the picture and slightly left of center there is another one. At first I thought it was an aphid but it appears much too small for an aphid. I thought thrips but thrips insects that I am familiar with are more elongated than this guy. Anyway get out your magnifying glass and see who these guys are. The damage looks a lot like mite and/or thrips damage.
 

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